Sep 24, 2012 5:30pm PDT
's take a look at the market figures. >>> many young africans are held back by a poor education or none at all. some countries don't spend enough money building schools. that happens in niger, one of the world's poorest nations. only six out of every ten children there, 60% make it to elementary school. some parents are trying to change that statistic. they're chipping in money and time. nhk world's yu kobayashi has the story. >> reporter: an elementary school on the outskirts of niger's capital city. children travel from three different villages to attend. it's the area's first elementary school. it was local people who built it four years ago. the government supplies teachers but locals chip in for the annual cost of the school operations and the teaching materials. about 90 children attend this school. one of the students in this fourth grade class is 16 years old. it's the only school close to his home. >> translator: i hope that when i grow up, i become a useful person that can help my country. that's my dream. >> reporter: the children's parents maintain the school. halitu is amon
Oct 2, 2012 2:30pm PDT
are less well-off, especially when it comes to education. many students are left with crippling debt after graduating from college. he's a big supporting -- supporter of low-interest student loans. >> i like the fact that with two children in college, that college loans will not have interest rates that go through the roof. that helps my two kids. >> like most americans, they are worried about putting their kids through college. their daughter has had to take on a student loan. but they don't think that to the state to help them. rather, a lot more competition in the education sector to lower fees. >> we take loans out and she takes lunch out, so the loans are going to be so debilitating after she gets out that it will take years and years to pay off. >> the family doesn't -- doesn't trust politicians in washington. like many romney voters, they believe government intervention is part of the problem, not a solution. >> the role of the government is just to protect your property, to protect your security, and to protect your economic freedom. that's it. it doesn't have any other role. >> af
Sep 25, 2012 2:30pm PDT
earnings. >> i just want my mother to be okay and for my sister to have a reasonable school education. >> it is the same routine every morning. at 5:00 a.m., she gets up to start another day's work. >> a cake, changing topics now. it is called dark romanticism -- are dealing with themes such as sen and self destruction -- art dealing with themes such as sin and self-destruction. then a museum in frankfurt has dedicated entire exhibition to this genre. it focuses on the fascination artists have had with the dark side. >> a mad look in her eyes, a dead child in her lap. this 1853 work is called " hunger, madness, crime." this new exhibition in frankfurt and to show the dark side of humanity. as in this crazy horse and a demon hovering over a reclining woman by a swiss artist. >> i think turning the gaze inward is the key. there were often drugs involved. for example, it is believed he ate raw meat in order to get these dreams. that comes across 150 years later and will continue to do so most likely. >> the exhibition displays paintings and sculpture as well as several film clips. a fran
Sep 26, 2012 5:30pm PDT
to revise the constitution and to reform education. so abe has a lot of political know-how and a profile. sherry ann spoke with our senior commentator to find out what his return as lpd leader means for voters. >> could abe once again be prime minister? >> that's possible. ruled most of the time since world war ii. voters got tired and fed up. then they kicked the ldp out of power. the democrats took over. but then the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster last year set the government back. latest polls suggest many japanese feel that the democrats have shown little leadership and that the ldp will win the most seats in the next general election. so the new party leader, abe, could well become japan's next prime minister. >> so now as party leader what will abe be pushing for? >> abe has said that the democrats have undermined japan's diplomacy and security and they've eroded japan-u.s. alliance. he said this allowed china, south korea and russia to reassert their territorial claims to islands in the region. so i think he'll focus first on rebuilding ties with the u.s. abe has also cr
Sep 27, 2012 2:30pm PDT
hospitals. a primary concern is educating women and girls and making sure they stay healthy. an 84-year-old american has spent years researching non- violent revolutions. his books are read by social activists all over the globe, including the arab world. based in the u.k., the other winner, campaign against arms trade, is a non-governmental organization, which has been fighting for an end to arms trade since 1974. they are known for spectacular campaigns which they organize themselves. the honorary prize went to a turkish and entrepreneur -- turkish on to print your -- turkish entrepreneur, who supports farmers who work the land in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. >> we will be back after a short break. do not go away. >> stay with us. >> welcome back. german chancellor angela merkel has been summoned to answer questions about decisions she made as environment minister in the 1990's. a parliamentary committee is looking into mismanagement of a test site to dump nuclear waste. >> critics say merkel authorized tunnels to be dug without going through the proper channels
Sep 24, 2012 6:30pm PDT
education, but what can they do? >> the potential radicalization of the bedouins and the volatile border with israel make for an explosive combination. in a frequent sign of protest from a gas pipelines are -- signed a protest, gas pipelines are set alight. the barren lands of north sinai have become a fertile breeding ground for extremism. >> back to germany now. one of the main reasons germany has managed to avoid the worst of the eurozone debt crisis is that it has actually adhered to the fiscal discipline it has been preaching to other more troubled economies. reforming benefit programs has been central to its economic program. >> the biggest reforms haven't of cutbacks to pensions and increasing -- have involved cutbacks to pensions and increasing the retirement age from 65 to to 67. the ong the retirement age from 65 to 67. the ongoing drop in the birthrate is causing problems. >> there are divided over how to repair germany's pension system -- they are divided over how to repair germany's pension system. many retirees are struggling to make ends meet. benefits are not keeping up w
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Sep 24, 2012 6:30pm PDT
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